User and Operations Support Assistant (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – July 26, 2012
Pros: lunch and learns, positive work environment and friendly co-workers
Cons: rigid organization because of bureaucracy
The City of Richmond is a very desirable place to work as everyone from the CAO down to the front line staff have a positive attitude and enjoy a healthy work/life balance. There are many social and corporate events throughout the year and it is a certainly well sort after work place.
I worked in the Virginia Initiative to Employment not Welfare. (VIEW)
Chief Election Officer (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – July 8, 2014
Pros: benefits, salary, work schedule was consistant, employers location
Cons: management, parking.
.My typical work day was data entry for Richmond Department of Social Services (RDSS) VIEW participants to go thru an assessment so their family could continue to receive subsidy. I would tag a pre-typed letter with their name, address and date of assessment. I learned to use various Virginia Department of Social Services computer data base programs. – more... Management was the not good at all. I was employed with RDSS for 18 years by then. I had never received negative evaluations. Under this new supervisor that I had at that time, I was given very negative evaluations and they were laden with lies. I was not able to prove that the evaluations were not conducive with my personality. Recently RDSS was in the news on how employees were fired, demoted and some even quit because of managements treatment to employees. My immediate supervisor was demoted to a position lower than this position. I got along wonderfully with my co-workers. The hardest part of my job was the daily mistreatment. The most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with the VIEW participants talking to them on the telephone also. I was the clerical support also for the Intensive Case Managers of the participants cases. I enjoyed my job duties – less
Council Budget Analyst (Former Employee), 900 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA – January 24, 2014
Pros: working for the city
Cons: unqualified and insecure management
Exposure to City Governent was a mixed bag. It was exciting to be at the center of activity. However, the limitations and subsequent insecurity of the middle/departmental management make working there an iffy proposition.
Customer Service Representative II (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – January 16, 2014
Pros: the job was close to home.
Cons: had to pay for parking.
A typical day at work would be answering customer request, inquiries, or problems in person or on the telephone. I learned a lot about City government. Management was always there to assist you in any way. The co-workers were always willing to help you. The job was not hard at all. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the customers.
Energitic and fun workplace during down time with co-workers.
Fire Lieutenant / Shift Safety Officer (Former Employee), 8800 W. Huguenot Rd. Richmond, VA – January 10, 2014
Pros: being respected in the community.
Cons: having to rush from the dinner table after a well prepared meal by one of your co-workers.
Responding to emergency situations of all types was a typical day at work.You can learn something new everyday on this job. Management and co-workers had a great working relationship, co-workers were very productive and completed assingments on time. The hardest part of the job is the lose of a co-worker in the line of duty, and seeing some of the citizens – more... we serve lose their life or property during a tragic situation.The most enjoyable part of the job was establishing and maintaining effective relationships with my co-workers and ohthers. – less
Stable company with opportunities to move to different branches within the company.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – January 9, 2014
The company was very good with developing their employees. They also allowed free training outside of work hours to learn additional skills such as power point, excel, and management training. The job stability at this company was very good compared to others.
Department of Public Health-Fiscal Assistant (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – December 19, 2013
The pay was decent for an entry-level position. The responsibilities ranged from washing cars, to handling corporate accounts, to repossessing rental cars from non-paying customers, to brokering contracts. All over the place - sometimes rewarding, sometimes physically dangerous. The benefit is that they will release you after about a year and a half – more... and potential employers will realize how hard you've worked and how excited you are about doing just about anything els – less
Recreation Aide (Former Employee), 3600 W. Broad Street – August 27, 2013
Pros: work car with free gas, flexible hours
Cons: no overtime hours
A typical day of being a Recreation Aide for the Summer Meals For Kids Program consisted of getting to work on time to ensure that you are available unless any problem occurred. I would usually begin my work day by answering phones and listening and trying to resolve to customer complaints. Then I would go out into the "field" and make random visits – more... to different recreation centers and daycares to make sure that they were serving the meals correctly and to check their inventory paperwork. My days usually ends with me answering phones and taking the sites meal orders for the next day.
With this job I learned how to perform effective customer service and time management. I also learned how to think and assess situations quickly as well as how to work with a team and how to be self-motivated. The hardest part of my job was working with mean and difficult people who didn't want to accept the corrective action that I was required to give to the sites who weren't serving the meals correctly. – less